How the Hearts players rated in the 2-1 victory over Motherwell

Ratings for every Hearts player as Craig Levein's side advanced to the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup.

Friday, 16th August 2019, 4:22 pm
The Hearts players celebrate Conor Washington's goal.

10: One of best performances you've seen. 9: Outstanding. 8: Very good. 7: Good. 6: Average. 5: Poor, 4: Very poor. 3: Terrible day at office. 2: Abysmal. 1: One of worst performances you've seen.

Had a scary moment after a bit of miscommunication between him and Berra. Also allowed Christopher Long's shot to go through his legs. However, he was assured in coming for crosses and his distribution was an improvement on Zdenek Zlamal. A decent start.
Opened the scoring with a terrific effort on his weaker left foot after making a lung-bursting run up the line. His typical solid self otherwise.

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Another very impressive showing from the youngster who won more than his fair share of battles at left-back
Caught out of position for the Motherwell goal but was solid otherwise. Contributed to the attack with some nice long-range passing and, at one point, led a two-man counter attack.
He's not had a great start to the season but this was more the Berra of old. His positioning and anticipation were both sharp as he routinely cut out danger.
Lost his man a little too easily for the Motherwell goal but it was a rare blotch on an otherwise decent evening. Asked to do the dirty work in midfield and he did it well.
Missed an early penalty as his effort from 12 yards came back off the post. Stuck at it, though, leading a few promising counters with his unusual running style.
Was composed in possession, able to play both long and short passes with accuracy.
Excellent, particularly in the first half where his link-up play with the supporting midfielders was top notch. Netted one penalty, won another and ran himself into the ground.
Enjoyed a lively start to the game playing off Washington. Was injured in the act of preventing a goalscoring opportunity as he denied Liam Donnelly when the Motherwell midfielder was set to shoot.
Took a little while to get going but his speed and dribbling ability was a significant factor in the away side's victory. Won the second penalty and troubled the opposing backline on the counter.
Didn't have the goalscoring threat of Walker but did some intelligent work dropping off Washington.
Almost scored what would have been an unorthodox yet incredible solo goal.
On late to shore things up.